Financial Review: CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR (CRWOY) and Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC)

CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRWOY) and Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Jacobs Engineering Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Jacobs Engineering Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR and Jacobs Engineering Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Jacobs Engineering Group 1.19% 10.40% 4.94%

Risk and Volatility

CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jacobs Engineering Group has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR and Jacobs Engineering Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Jacobs Engineering Group 0 2 14 0 2.88

Jacobs Engineering Group has a consensus target price of $83.67, suggesting a potential upside of 27.40%. Given Jacobs Engineering Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Jacobs Engineering Group is more favorable than CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR.

Dividends

CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Jacobs Engineering Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Jacobs Engineering Group pays out 13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR and Jacobs Engineering Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR $101.94 billion 0.04 $2.38 billion N/A N/A
Jacobs Engineering Group $14.98 billion 0.62 $178.43 million $4.47 14.69

CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Jacobs Engineering Group.

Summary

Jacobs Engineering Group beats CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CHINA Rwy Grp L/ADR Company Profile

China Railway Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated construction company in the People's Republic of China. Its Infrastructure Construction segment constructs railways, highways, bridges, tunnels, metropolitan railways, buildings, irrigation works, hydroelectricity projects, ports, docks, airports, and other municipal works. The company's Survey, Design and Consulting Services segment provides survey, design, consulting, research and development, feasibility study, and compliance certification services to infrastructure construction projects. Its Engineering Equipment and Component Manufacturing segment designs, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells turnouts and other railway related equipment and materials, steel structures, and engineering machinery. The company's Property Development segment develops, sells, and manages residential and commercial properties. Its Other Businesses segment is involved in mining, financial, service concession arrangements operation, merchandise trading, and other ancillary businesses. The company was founded in 1950 and is based in Beijing, China.

Jacobs Engineering Group Company Profile

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services. It offers project services that include engineering, architectural, interiors, design, planning, and related services, as well as planning, scheduling, procurement, estimating, cost engineering, project accounting and delivery, safety, and other support services. The company also provides process, scientific, and systems consulting services, including performing pricing studies, market analyses, and financial projections in determining the feasibility of a project; performing gasoline reformulation modeling; analyzing and evaluating layout and mechanical designs for complex processing plants; analyzing automation and control systems; analyzing, designing, and executing bio containment strategies; developing and performing process protocols; and performing geological and metallurgical studies. In addition, it offers traditional field construction, modular construction consulting, and environmental remedial construction services. Further, the company provides operations and maintenance services that include managing subcontractors and other on-site personnel; and offering process plant maintenance, management and technical support, and program management services, as well as offers systems information technology, and data security solutions. It serves various industries and markets, such as oil and gas exploration, production, and refining; chemicals and polymers; aerospace, defense, and environmental programs; buildings; infrastructure and telecommunications; mining and minerals; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; power; pulp and paper; technology and manufacturing; and food and consumer products, and others. The company provides its services through approximately 200 offices located in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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